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Cutting Your Central Heating Costs Fast

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Top Tips For Cutting Your Central Heating Costs Fast
Central heating is a luxury which many homeowners take for granted, yet, the cost of running it can be astronomical. According to the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the average household will spend between 5 and 22% of their post-tax income on energy costs. This is a significant figure which many can’t afford, or simply don’t want to spend on heating their homes. Therefore, when you’re moving up the property ladder or buying your first home in Cornelius, here’s how to cut your central heating bill.

Regularly service & maintain your furnace
You’ll likely be one of the many Cornelius, NC Real Estate households heating and cooling your home via a central furnace. With this type of heating, it’s essential that your furnace is kept in excellent condition to ensure optimum performance. A furnace consists of lots of intricate parts which need to be handled with care, therefore, it’s recommended you get a professional HVAC contractor to inspect and tune-up your furnace to help you in  cutting your central heating costs fast. Most maintenance companies recommend an annual service, so make sure you pop a reminder to book an appointment onto your calendar each year to prevent your central heating costs from being negatively impacted. In between services, a gentle dusting should suffice to keep everything in good working order.

Only heat required rooms
Residents in North Carolina can expect to spend, on average, $272 a month on their energy bills, so, the last thing you want to do is shell out any more than you really have to. When you put your heating on, make sure that it’s only set to heat up the room or rooms in your property which are being used. Doing this can save you hundreds in the long run, it prevents heat being wasted and it’s much better for the environment too. To further save cash and cutting your central heating costs, switch off your heating when you’re not home and consider turning it off or down when you’re heading to bed.

Make home improvements
When you purchase a Cornelius, NC Single Family Home for Sale, make sure you find out from The Martin Real Estate Team, the type of heating system in place. Once you’ve got the keys to your new property, you’ll likely want to put your own stamp on your new place, however, don’t forget to keep some funds aside to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Insulation is a great way of trapping heat in your home when it’s most needed and will help to cool it down during the balmy summer months. It’s also worth fitting seal leaks to air ducts to prevent heat from escaping. Holes in walls from television cables and similar will also allow cold air in and heat out, so it’s worth filling these in or reducing the size of them.

Running central heating can be costly, therefore, homeowners in Cornelius, North Carolina should take steps to lower their bills and their usage. This is easily achieved with regular maintenance, choosing to heat just the rooms in your home which are in use and by making smart home improvements. By following these steps, it won’t be long before your heating bill significantly reduces.

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Cornelius Homes for Sale

Cornelius homes

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19716 Old Lyme Court -- 4 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $599,000 (2342 sqft)
Subdivision: Jetton Cove
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Paul Yancey | MLS # 3874677 | Active
19610 Meridian Street -- 2 BR, 1 BA
Price: $500,000 (742 sqft)
Subdivision: Cornelius Village Center
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Gene McKinney | MLS # 3809336 | Active
18121 John Connor Road -- 5 BR, 5.1 BA
Price: $4,499,000 (5403 sqft)
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 3871330 | Active
20345 Enclave Oaks Court -- 6 BR, 6.1 BA
Price: $4,495,000 (7885 sqft)
Subdivision: Enclave
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Allen Tate Lake Norman | MLS # 3828131 | Active
19129 Serenity Point Lane -- 6 BR, 6.2 BA
Price: $4,450,000 (10435 sqft)
Subdivision: Joys Serenity Point
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Allen Tate Lake Norman | MLS # 3776981 | Active
18417 Peninsula Cove Lane -- 6 BR, 6.1 BA
Price: $4,395,000 (5440 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Allen Tate Lake Norman | MLS # 3864142 | Active
17811 Largo Place -- 4 BR, 4.1 BA
Price: $4,149,000 (6455 sqft)
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OfferPad Brokerage LLC | MLS # 3747378 | Active
17429 Staysail Court -- 7 BR, 7.1 BA
Price: $3,895,000 (10458 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Premier Sotheby's | MLS # 3838731 | Active
20705 Bethel Church Road -- 4 BR, 4.2 BA
Price: $3,700,000 (5604 sqft)
Subdivision: Flagship
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 3844373 | Active
16404 Pinwhenny Road -- 3 BR, 4.2 BA
Price: $3,695,000 (4317 sqft)
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Yates Realty Inc | MLS # 3874502 | Active
17326 Connor Quay Court -- 5 BR, 6.1 BA
Price: $3,600,000 (6542 sqft)
Subdivision: Connor Quay
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Premier Sotheby's | MLS # 3865546 | Active
18805 Halyard Pointe Lane -- 4 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $3,250,000 (5091 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Realty ONE Group | MLS # 3872303 | Active
17813 Spinnakers Reach Drive -- 5 BR, 4.1 BA
Price: $3,100,000 (6107 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Premier Sotheby's | MLS # 3862783 | Active
18612 Balmore Pines Lane -- 4 BR, 4 BA
Price: $3,100,000 (4681 sqft)
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Select Premium | MLS # 3866356 | Active
18633 Peninsula Club Drive -- 6 BR, 5.2 BA
Price: $2,999,950 (6807 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Allen Tate Lake Norman | MLS # 3863050 | Active
20320 Havenview Drive -- 5 BR, 6 BA
Price: $2,895,000 (5763 sqft)
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Carlyle Properties | MLS # 3815589 | Active
17520 Sail View Drive -- 4 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $2,400,000 (3993 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Helen Adams Realty | MLS # 3843134 | Active
18001 Peninsula Club Drive -- 5 BR, 4 BA
Price: $2,099,000 (3808 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 3864025 | Active
18800 Peninsula Cove Lane -- 4 BR, 4.2 BA
Price: $1,995,000 (7269 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Allen Tate Lake Norman | MLS # 3865951 | Active
17015 Jib Sail Court -- 5 BR, 4.1 BA
Price: $1,895,000 (5029 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 3864284 | Active

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Cornelius Townhomes and Condos for Sale

Cornelius condos

Listings 1 - 18 of 18

20008 North Cove Road -- 4 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $629,000 (2518 sqft)
Complex: St Philip Square
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Debbie Ward | MLS # 3875374 | Active
20025 North Cove Road -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $574,999 (1929 sqft)
Complex: St Philip Square
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Debbie Ward | MLS # 3873200 | Active
18525 Harborside Drive -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $630,000 (1372 sqft)
Complex: Harborside
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Nagy Properties | MLS # 3868487 | Active
19621 S Hill Street -- 6 BR, 4.2 BA
Price: $625,000 (3020 sqft)
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Pilot Realty & | MLS # 3867708 | Active
18840 Nautical Drive -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $465,000 (1275 sqft)
Complex: Admirals Quarters
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Mark Spain Real Estate | MLS # 3873384 | Active
19139 Juanita Lane -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $429,900 (1857 sqft)
Complex: Lake Norman Cove at Jetton
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EXP REALTY LLC | MLS # 3872515 | Active
19532 Makayla Lane -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $419,900 (2419 sqft)
Complex: Lake Norman Cove at Jetton
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OfferPad Brokerage LLC | MLS # 3870849 | Active
8284 Viewpoint Lane -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $405,000 (2086 sqft)
Complex: Harborside
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Keller Williams | MLS # 3873081 | Active
9007 Rosalyn Glen Road -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $400,000 (1826 sqft)
Complex: Edinburgh Square
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Puma & Associates | MLS # 3875904 | Active
19056 Natalie Michelle Lane -- 2 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $385,000 (1835 sqft)
Complex: Lake Norman Cove at Jetton
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Century 21 Providence | MLS # 3865023 | Active
19831 Henderson Road -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $332,000 (1058 sqft)
Complex: Windward
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Ivy Property Group LLC | MLS # 3873960 | Active
18832 Nautical Drive -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $325,000 (1124 sqft)
Complex: Schooner Bay
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Keller Williams | MLS # 3859901 | Active
19111 Coachmans Trace -- 2 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $309,900 (1440 sqft)
Complex: Glenridge
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The Virtual Realty | MLS # 3860534 | Active
17644 Caldwell Track Drive -- 2 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $303,000 (1354 sqft)
Complex: Caldwell Station
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Mark Spain Real Estate | MLS # 3862476 | Active
19831 Henderson Road -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $299,000 (1026 sqft)
Complex: Windward
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Allen Hughes Realty, | MLS # 3847374 | Active
9145 Mcdowell Creek Court -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $290,000 (1458 sqft)
Complex: Alexander Chase
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Magnolia Real Estate | MLS # 3876137 | Active
21252 Hickory Street -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $280,000 (1370 sqft)
Complex: Mill Creek
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Opendoor Brokerage LLC | MLS # 3868513 | Active
19934 Weeping Water Run -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $259,000 (1492 sqft)
Complex: Mill Creek
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 3866618 | Active

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